January 22, 2024 in How We Eat

Reduce Neck and Back Pain by Lowering Inflammation

Reducing Neck and Back Pain

Reducing Neck and Back Pain

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

If you’ve ever been in our Chiropractic clinic in McKinney you’ve probably heard our doctors talk about the importance of lowering inflammation to reduce neck and back pain. Nutrition plays a big part in keeping inflammation down. Green Smoothies have gained popularity due to their numerous health benefits. These smoothies are typically made by blending leafy, vegetables, and fruits, resulting in a nutritious and refreshing concoction. Research has shown that green drinks can play a significant role in reducing neck and back pain, fatigue, and inflammation. The recipe below highlights pineapple as one of the main ingredients, which will help with tissue repair and proper management of inflammation through the content of vitamin C. The attached research article explains that vitamin C possesses antioxidant properties, which help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, ultimately alleviating pain and fatigue. Therefore, incorporating green smoothies into one’s diet could be an effective way to improve overall well-being and alleviate these discomforts.

When it comes to how we approach neck and back pain, our Chiropractors at Texas Chiro Health of McKinney always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason.  We need to ensure the body has the ability to heal from the inside out, because this is important for not only getting out of pain but staying out of pain. Give the recipe below a try, and let us know how it is!

Recipe

All organic & frozen

  • 1 handful of kale
  • ¼ cup peaches
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • Innate Choice Omega 3 A+D
  • 1 cup water (to taste)

Blend until smooth

Reference

Suh SY4, Bae WK, Ahn HY, Choi SE, Jung GC, Yeom CH. Intravenous vitamin C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2012 Jan 20;11:7. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-7. PMID: 22264303; PMCID: PMC3273429.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near West Ridge, at the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients is just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy.